In this post we will be breaking down drinking at the best bars in Baton Rouge. Whether you are looking for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to buy cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.
Our first section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in Baton Rouge. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.
Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.
Lastly we will talk about bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a local bar map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.
By the way we have written many city drinking guides for the Southeast which you can check out at that link if interested.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in Baton Rouge are:
- Hayride Scandal at 5110 Corporate Blvd #B
- The River Room at 222 Laurel St
- Olive or Twist at 7248 Perkins Rd
- Patio Lounge at 8743 Jefferson Hwy
- Churchills at 7949 Jefferson Hwy #C
- Midtapbr at 660 Arlington Creek Centre Blvd #D
Hayride Scandal is a cocktail and wine bar in your area that is well known for its handcrafted cocktails and extensive whiskey collection. They also offer drink specials from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Saturday and all throughout the day on Sunday.
The River Room is open from 4pm until 12am Sunday through Thursday and until 2am on Friday and Saturday serving cocktails, whiskeys, and wines in a laid back setting.
Olive or Twist is a good place to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks near you from 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Saturday and all day on Sunday and Monday. They serve modern Southern cuisine in a hip atmosphere and have also been voted to have the Best Cocktails in Baton Rouge by 225 Magazine and DIG.
Patio Lounge provides a large selection of rums, tequilas, Japanese whiskeys, liqueurs, ports, and other spirits in addition to being well known for their famous Bloody Mary’s which you can get from 9am to 2am Monday through Saturday and 11am to 12am on Sunday.
48 rotating beers, wines, and cocktails are available at Midtapbr from 4pm to 12am Monday through Thursday, until 1am on Friday, from 11am on Saturday, and until 10pm on Sunday.
Baton Rouge Breweries & Sports Bars
Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best local breweries and sports bars:
- Tin Roof Beer at 1624 Wyoming St
- The Station Sports Bar & Grill at 4608 Bennington Ave
- Topgolf at 10955 N Mall Dr
- Ivar’s Sports Bar & Grill at 2954 Perkins Rd
Tin Roof Beer is one of the largest craft breweries in your area and their beers are handcrafted using fine American and European malts, fresh hops, and pure parish well water with no preservatives nor additives. They also have free brewery tours every Saturday at 1:30pm plus local drink specials from 3pm to 6pm except on Saturday.
The Station offers more than 100 beers, a vast selection of spirits, delicious specialty cocktails, and an impressive lineup of foods plus they are known to be the only sports bar in the South with an actual train, two boxcars, and a caboose. They also host comedy shows, private parties, and events.
Topgolf is open from 10am to 11pm Monday through Thursday, until 1am on Friday, from 9am on Saturday, and until 11pm on Sunday featuring 72 bays over 3 floors, an amazing rooftop terrace, lively bars, delicious foods, and an innovative golf game idea.
Local Drink Specials
Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:
- Bulldog at 4385 Perkins Rd
- Sullivans Steak House at 5252 Corporate Blvd
From 11:30am to 7pm Bulldog offers some great alcoholic drink specials in Baton Rouge with 50 cents off pints, a dollar or two off pitchers and house wines, and double shot drinks for the price of one.
Don’t forget about the happy hours at other local bars from some different lists like Hayride Scandal, Olive or Twist, and Tin Roof Beer.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:
- The Bulldog at 4385 Perkins Rd
- The Bald Eagle Pub at 140 Main St
- Brickyard South at 174 South Blvd
- The Chimes at 3357 Highland Rd
- The Londoner Pub & Grill at 4215 S Sherwood Forest Blvd
- Pluckers Wing Bar at 6353 Bluebonnet Blvd
- The Pelican House at 2572 Citiplace Court
- Stadium Bar & Grill at 777 L’Auberge Ave
- Schlittz & Giggles at 2355 Ferndale Ave
The Bald Eagle Pub hosts trivia near you on Thursday nights at 8:30pm and each round’s winner receives a 30 dollar bar tab.
At 8pm Brickyard South offers a bar quiz night in Baton Rouge with gift cards as prizes.
The Chimes does trivia on Monday nights at 10pm where gift cards, six-packs of beer, and shots are some of the most common prizes.
Every Sunday from 8pm to 10pm The Londoner Pub and Grill hosts a local bar trivia night and the winner receives a gift card and 40 dollars, the runner-up receives 20 dollars, and the third place receives 10 dollars.
Pluckers Wing Bar hosts a trivia night every Wednesday at 8pm with prizes of gift cards.
The Pelican House hosts bar quiz nights in your area from 8pm to 10pm every Tuesday with complimentary bar tabs for the winners.
Stadium Bar and Grill hosts a game night on Tuesdays at 8pm with prizes like free hotel stays and gift cards.
Every Thursday at 8:30pm Schlittz and Giggles hosts a trivia night with gift cards and free shots for the winners.
Trivia is also hosted at Tin Roof Brewing Co from our best breweries and sports bars list.
Dance, Karaoke & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke can head to:
- Splash at 2183 Highland Rd
- The Station at 4608 Bennington Ave
- The Texas Club at 456 N Donmoor Ave
- Jolie Pearl Oyster at 315 North Blvd
At Splash you can rent out a private dance floor and you get to pick the entertainment, whether it’s a DJ, a drag show, karaoke, an open mic, or live music. There is also a CO2 system that rapidly lowers the dance floor by 30 degrees in seconds and Splash is open from 9pm until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Station B hosts a local bar karaoke night on the patio with Geaux Preaux media.
The Texas Club is one of the premier live music venues in your area where country artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and most recently Chris Stapleton have all jammed on their stage. Many rock artists have also performed as well including the Allman Brothers Band, Foreigner, Styx, and Kansas to name a few.
You might also want to read our posts on:
- Bars To Drink In New Orleans
- Bars To Drink In Houston
- Bars To Drink In Memphis
- Bars To Drink In Jackson
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Baton Rouge
After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.
If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Baton Rouge.